Keyword: Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

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    Wagering Up at Churchill Downs Spring Meet

    Despite a decrease in wagering on this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), daily wagering at the recently concluded 38-day spring meet at Churchill Downs rose 5.4% from the same number of days a year ago.

  • KHRC Faces Lawsuit Over Bridle Rule

    Edward Buck, inventor of the bitless Spirit Bridle, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages for his claim that the KHRC is committing deceptive trade practices and interfering with his economic opportunity.

  • KY Historical Racing Exceeds $356 Million

    Wagering on historical races, an electronic form of gaming in which the outcome is determined by the results of previously run races, continues to soar in Kentucky and has exceeded the $356 million mark through May.

  • Sign

    Decision on Sign DQ Expected in Early July

    David Royse, representing Sign's owners, said the stewards mistakenly believed they were obligated to include a disqualification (and resulting purse forfeiture) as a minimum requirement of the current KHRC rule.

  • John Veitch

    Ruling: John Veitch Improperly Dismissed

    A hearing officer for Kentucky Personnel Board has recommended that fired chief racing steward John Veitch should be reinstated to his former position and be awarded all back pay and benefits.

  • Rudy Rodriguez

    Vyjack Trainer Rodriguez Gets KY License

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission license review committee April 16 recommended Rudy Rodriguez conditionally be approved for a license in the state. Rodriguez will be required to maintain 24-hour sureveillance.

  • Average Daily Handle Down 4% at Turfway Meet

    Though total pari-mutuel handle during the recent winter/spring meet at Turfway Park fell almost 30% from the same meet in 2012, average daily handle was down 4% because of 11 fewer live racing days.

  • KHRC to Review Rodriguez License Application

    Kentucky will not immediately approve the license application of trainer Rudy Rodriguez, who is pointing Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Vyjack to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Ky. Commission Seeks Review of Stewart Ruling

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has voted to ask the state Supreme Court for discretionary review of a recent Court of Appeals decision overturning Dr. Rod Stewart's four-year suspension for possession of cobra venom.

  • On Salix, Kentucky Feeling Alone on Ledge

    With Breeders' Cup at least slowing implementation of its race-day Salix prohibition, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission could revisit its plans to ban use of the diuretic on race day.

  • Judge Rejects Motion by Veitch's Attorneys

    A Circuit Court judge in Kentucky has rejected a motion from attorneys for John Veitch to be able to take a deposition from a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in connection with the Life At Ten case.

  • John Veitch

    Conway: KHRC Withheld Information on Veitch

    A member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said a key piece of information was withheld from commissioners when they voted last year to suspend former chief state steward John Veitch for a year.

  • Turfway Race to Spotlight NARA Grads

    Graduates from the North American Racing Academy will compete in the first Catch a Riding Star challenge race at Turfway Park on Spiral Stakes (gr. III) day March 23.

  • Rick Dutrow Jr.

    Denial of Dutrow's License Upheld in Kentucky

    In a decision that upholds the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's ability to deny racing licenses, a hearing officer has upheld the KHRC's 2011 decision to deny trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. a racing license.

  • Sign in the Pocahontas Stakes.

    Stewards Disqualify Sign from Pocahontas Win

    Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards have disqualified Sign from her victory in last season's Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs following a positive test for methocarbamol (Robaxin).

  • KHRC Staff Outlines New Salix Procedures

    Members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission staff outlined changes that have been put in place to prevent future mistakes in the administration of race-day Salix at the state's tracks.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Meet Handle Nearly $116.7 Million

    Wagering during the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet, highlighted by Shackleford's career finale in the Clark Handicap (gr. I), totaled nearly $116.7 million, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Salix Errors Frustrate Kentucky Horsemen

    Kentucky horsemen are losing patience with a new policy that requires regulatory veterinarians to administer furosemide on race day after mistakes have led to horses being scratched on consectutive race days at Churchill.

  • Second Salix Error Prompts Added Review

    Kentucky Horse Racing Commission veterinarians have had a couple of mistakes as they work to carry out a new policy in which they apply race-day Salix, as opposed to private veterinarians.

  • September racing will move to Churchill Downs in 2013.

    Kentucky Approves Major Schedule Changes

    The schedule shifts September racing dates from Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky to Churchill in Louisville. February will offer just four race dates in the state, at Turfway Park.

  • KY State Vet Accidentally Administers Salix

    A Kentucky state veterinarian accidentally administered furosemide to a racehorse at Keeneland Oct. 5, the first day a new state rule was enacted that requires the medication to be administered by KHRC vets.

  • Bret Calhoun

    Trainer Calhoun Suspended 30 Days in Kentucky

    Stewards at Turfway Park have slapped trainer Bret Calhoun with a 30-day suspension after a horse in his care tested positive for the prohibited anti-hypertension drug Guanabenz following a win at Churchill Downs May 26.

  • Prominent Horseman Cashman Dies at Age 72

    John Cashman, president of the former Castleton Standardbred operation in Lexington for more than 20 years and the father of New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, died Sept. 22 in Atlantis, Fla., from cancer.

  • Kentucky HBPA 'Disappointed' With Override

    The Kentucky HBPA said Aug. 31 it is "frustrated and extremely disappointed" with the decision by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to override a vote by a legislative committee that found new equine medical rules deficient.

  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

    Governor Implements New KY Drug Regulations

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Aug. 30 said regulations designed to reform some aspects of the state's equine medication policy will be implemented despite action by a legislative committee that found them deficient.